Birding Cape May Point - Saturday, January 14th, 2012

Cold and windy but some good birding. We found the Dickcissel at the feeder on Harvard Avenue and had three Eurasian Collared Doves on Whilldin Avenue on wires. The female Redhead was still on Lake Lily with a nice variety of other ducks. Later we had an Orange-crowned Warbler at the junction of the red/yellow/blue trails in the Cape May Point State Park.
43 species

Snow Geese 7
Canada Goose 75
Mute Swan 8
Gadwall 25
American Wigeon 15
Mallard 25
Redhead 1
Greater Scaup 2
Black Scoter 15
Hooded Merganser 4
Common Merganser 1
Pied-billed Grebe 1
Great Egret 1
Black Vulture 4
Turkey Vulture 10
Bald Eagle 1
Northern Harrier 1
American Coot 100
Ring-billed Gull 1
Herring Gull 6
Great Black-backed Gull 3
Rock Pigeon 3
Eurasian Collared-Dove 3
Mourning Dove 10
Blue Jay 6
American Crow 3
Carolina Chickadee 3
Tufted Titmouse 2
Red-breasted Nuthatch 1
Carolina Wren 3
American Robin 25
Northern Mockingbird 3
European Starling 50
Orange-crowned Warbler 1 at Red,Yellow,Blue trail junction near bridge
Yellow-rumped Warbler 15
Song Sparrow 2
White-throated Sparrow 15
Dark-eyed Junco 15
Northern Cardinal 8
Dickcissel 1 feeder 113 Harvard
Brown-headed Cowbird 30
Baltimore Oriole 2
House Finch 10
House Sparrow 25

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Birding Cape May Point - Saturday, January 7th, 2012

Lots of ducks on Lighthouse Pond and Lake Lily with good variety.The adult male Eurasian Wigeon is back again. We did observe two Dickcissels at the island end of Lake Lily, one actually on the island and then two in the trees near the corner of Oxford and E. Lake Drive. Flew with house sparrows towards the Harvard Ave. spot where this species has been seen regularly of late.
52 species

Canada Goose 40
Mute Swan 4
Gadwall 50
Eurasian Wigeon 1
American Wigeon 30
Mallard 30
Northern Shoveler 3
Northern Pintail 1
Green-winged Teal 1
Ring-necked Duck 4
Greater Scaup 2
Black Scoter 13
Hooded Merganser 10
Common Merganser 1
Red-breasted Merganser 1
Ruddy Duck 3
Red-throated Loon 4
Northern Gannet 1
Double-crested Cormorant 1
Great Blue Heron 1
Great Egret 1
Turkey Vulture 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1
Cooper's Hawk 1
American Coot 100
Killdeer 2
Bonaparte's Gull 35
Ring-billed Gull 2
Herring Gull 15
Great Black-backed Gull 10
Rock Pigeon 12
Mourning Dove 6
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Blue Jay 10
American Crow 5
Tree Swallow 1
Carolina Chickadee 5
Carolina Wren 3
American Robin 150
Northern Mockingbird 6
European Starling 30
Cedar Waxwing 20
Yellow-rumped Warbler 30
Song Sparrow 1
White-throated Sparrow 10
Northern Cardinal 8
Dickcissel 2 Lily Lake on island and around south end
Red-winged Blackbird 20
Common Grackle 1
House Finch 10
House Sparrow 30

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Kick Off Your Year List - Sunday, January 1st 2012

I've tried not to add in any 'leader-onlys' to this list, but have included all species seen by at least some of the group while we were together.

Canada Goose
Brent Goose
Mute Swan
American Wigeon
American Black Duck
Northern Shoveler
Northern Pintail
Green-winged Teal
Ring-necked Duck
Lesser Scaup
Common Eider
Surf Scoter
White-winged Scoter
Black Scoter
Long-tailed Duck
Hooded Merganser
Common Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser
Red-throated Loon
Common Loon
Pied-billed Grebe
Horned Grebe
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Northern Gannet
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Cormorant
Turkey Vulture
American Black Vulture
Northern Harrier
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Cooper's Hawk
Red-shouldered Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
American Coot
American Oystercatcher
Black-bellied Plover
Semipalmated Plover
Marbled Godwit
Greater Yellowlegs
Ruddy Turnstone
Red Knot
Purple Sandpiper
Bonaparte's Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Great Black-backed Gull
American Herring Gull
Forster's Tern
Feral Rock Dove
American Mourning Dove
Northern Flicker
Bell's Vireo
Blue Jay
American Crow
Cedar Waxwing
Carolina Chickadee
Carolina Wren
Northern Mockingbird
European Starling
Eastern Bluebird
American Robin
House Sparrow
House Finch
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Baltimore Oriole
Red-winged Blackbird
White-throated Sparrow
Northern Cardinal